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Felipe Menanteau

Research Associate Professor

Research Interests

Observational Cosmology
Clusters of Galaxies and Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect
Large Surveys
Data analysis pipelines for surveys, algorithms for data mining
Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Research Description

Felipe Menanteau's research interests focus on Observational Cosmology, he uses clusters of galaxies discovered in Sunyaev-Zel’dovich (SZ) surveys as signposts to probe the growth of structure in the Universe. He has led the optical/infrared follow-up campaign for the first generation of SZ surveys from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT). He also led the discovery of "El Gordo," the most massive cluster known at high redshift. His research also centers on large optical surveys, algorithms for data mining. He led the analysis for the Blanco Cosmology Survey, and is currently working integrating image analysis algorithms for the Dark Energy Suvey (DES) Data Managment at NCSA.


Ph.D (2000), Astronomy, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University,UK
Lic.(1996), Physics, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile

Additional Campus Affiliations

Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
Research Associate Professor, Astronomy

Recent Publications

Amon, A., Robertson, N. C., Miyatake, H., Heymans, C., White, M., Derose, J., Yuan, S., Wechsler, R. H., Varga, T. N., Bocquet, S., Dvornik, A., More, S., Ross, A. J., Hoekstra, H., Alarcon, A., Asgari, M., Blazek, J., Campos, A., Chen, R., ... Zhang, Y. (2023). Consistent lensing and clustering in a low-S8 Universe with BOSS, DES Year 3, HSC Year 1 and KiDS-1000. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 518(1), 477-503. Article stac2938.

Cheng, T., Sánchez, H. D., Vega-Ferrero, J., Conselice, C. J., Siudek, M., Aragón-Salamanca, A., Bernardi, M., Cooke, R., Ferreira, L., Huertas-Company, M., Krywult, J., Palmese, A., Pieres, A., Malagón, A. A. P., Rosell, A. C., Gruen, D., Thomas, D., Bacon, D., Brooks, D., ... Scarpine, V. (2023). Lessons Learned from the Two Largest Galaxy Morphological Classification Catalogues built by Convolutional Neural Networks. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 518(2), 2794-2809. Article stac3228.

Frye, B. L., Pascale, M., Foo, N., Leimbach, R., Garuda, N., Robles, P. S., Summers, J., Diaz, C., Kamieneski, P., Furtak, L. J., Cohen, S. H., Diego, J., Beauchesne, B., Windhorst, R. A., Willner, S. P., Koekemoer, A. M., Zitrin, A., Caminha, G., Caputi, K. I., ... Yun, M. S. (2023). The JWST PEARLS View of the El Gordo Galaxy Cluster and of the Structure It Magnifies. Astrophysical Journal, 952(1), Article 81.

Grayling, M., Gutiérrez, C. P., Sullivan, M., Wiseman, P., Vincenzi, M., Galbany, L., Möller, A., Brout, D., Davis, T. M., Frohmaier, C., Graur, O., Kelsey, L., Lidman, C., Popovic, B., Smith, M., Toy, M., Tucker, B. E., Zontos, Z., Abbott, T. M. C., ... Varga, T. N. (2023). Core-collapse supernovae in the Dark Energy Survey: luminosity functions and host galaxy demographics. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 520(1), 684-701.

Malik, U., Sharp, R., Penton, A., Yu, Z., Martini, P., Lidman, C., Tucker, B. E., Davis, T. M., Lewis, G. F., Aguena, M., Allam, S., Alves, O., Andrade-Oliveira, F., Asorey, J., Bacon, D., Bertin, E., Bocquet, S., Brooks, D., Burke, D. L., ... Wilkinson, R. D. (2023). OzDES Reverberation Mapping Program: Hβ lags from the 6-yr survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 520(2), 2009-2023.

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